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The 1975 / January 2019 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 12th September 2018 at 9:00 am
 

Arguably Manchester’s biggest pop band of the moment The 1975 will be releasing their third album in November. You can get your mitts on ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ from Dirty Hit Records starting on the 30th of November. Naturally, the band will be touring the UK in support of their new record, but they’ve decided to wait until the start of next year to begin the UK leg of their campaign. Support for these shows will come from their buddies Pale Waves and no rome. Tickets to the following tour dates will go on sale next Friday, the 21st of September at 9 AM. Check out the video for ‘TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME’, starring a platinum blond Matty Healy no less, at the bottom of this post. We’ve written a fair bit on The 1975 here on TGTT, including this Bands to Watch piece back in 2012 that I’m pretty proud of, and you can read through all of our articles on the band through here.

Wednesday 9th Jan 2019 – Belfast SSE Arena
Saturday 12th Jan 2019 – Glasgow SSE Hydro
Monday 14th Jan 2019 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Wednesday 16th Jan 2019 – Brighton Centre
Friday 18th Jan 2019 – London O2
Monday 21st Jan 2019 – Exeter Westpoint
Wednesday 23rd Jan 2019 – Birmingham Arena
Thursday 24th Jan 2019 – Manchester Arena
Friday ii25th Jan 2019 – Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

 

Video of the Moment #2893: alt-J

 
By on Tuesday, 11th September 2018 at 6:00 pm
 

This is gonna be interesting. From the wonky, syncopated rhythms in their own music, it shouldn’t be any surprise that alt-J love hip-hop. This month, they’ll be able to show off a dream come true: the release of reworkings of songs off their 2017 album ‘Relaxer’ through collaborations with Little Simz, Pusha T, Rejjie Snow and more. To preview the upcoming album ‘Reduxer’, check out the new rendition of ‘Deadcrush’ featuring Danny Brown, reimagined by Alchemist and Trooko, through its futuristic animated video. (Check out the original version through this previous Video of the Moment post.) ‘Reduxer’ sees the light of day on the 24th of September on Infectious Music / Atlantic Records. Our coverage of alt-J here on TGTF can be accessed through here.

 

Live Gig Video: Fatherson share performance of ‘Reflection’ from upcoming third album ‘Sum of All Your Parts’

 
By on Tuesday, 11th September 2018 at 4:00 pm
 

Scottish alt-rockers Fatherson will be releasing their newest album this Friday. They’ve already previewed ‘Sum of All Your Parts’, their third studio album, with a live version of ‘Making Waves’, which we posted back in June. Today, we’ve got for you another live performance of a cut from the forthcoming LP. The anthemic, Springsteen-ey like qualities of ‘Reflection’ are what I liked most about Fatherson when I first heard about them. Get ‘Sum of All Your Parts’ from Easy Life Records on the 24th of September. Much more on Fatherson can be read through this link.

 

Video of the Moment #2892: First Aid Kit

 
By on Monday, 10th September 2018 at 6:00 pm
 

Swedish sisters First Aid Kit started 2018 with a new album, their fourth, ‘Ruins’. This month, they’ve got a new video for a song from it, for opening track ‘Rebel Heart’. For creating the video, worked with their friend and director Mats Udd on a video that looks like an outtake from The Handmaid’s Tale. Klara and Johanna Soderberg explain: “It’s a song about identity and femininity. It’s about the destroyer we all have inside of us, that dark force that wants to take over. We wanted to only feature women in the video – the red moon represents a sense of sisterhood.” Watch the new video for ‘Rebel Heart’ below. Not willing to rest on their laurels and stardom, the sisters will be releasing another collection of songs this week. Catch ‘Tender Offerings’ this Friday on Columbia Records. For all of our past coverage on First Aid Kit, go here.

 

Album Review: Benji Lewis – Together Apart EP

 
By on Monday, 10th September 2018 at 12:00 pm
 

Benji Lewis Together Apart EP album coverMelbourne, Australia’s Benji Lewis now calls Los Angeles home. No matter where the electronic artist hangs his hat, I think it’s safe to say that his newest EP ‘Together Apart’ feels like it was created in the big city whilst contemplating lost love and looking forlornly out over the nighttime skyline. Even at its short length of less than 15 minutes in total, this record exhibits a special kind of emotional grace, through its delicate, minimalist electronic instrumentation and Lewis’ disarming vocals. The EP was produced by Brisbane’s Golden Vessel, who I caught live at BIGSOUND 2017 this time last year.

As the title of the record suggests, this is a collection of songs that examine the highs and lows of relationships. Beguiling beats drive the poppiest track here, ‘Us Again’, on which Lewis wistfully recalls a lost love and his journey back to return to that place of bliss. The EP’s standout is the downtempo ‘Came Back’ that continues the story. ‘I came back to you, I’m here, won’t go”, sings Lewis in a peerless falsetto. The instrumentation is sparse with programmed beats and a simple synth melody, and the feel of Lewis’ vocals is reminiscent of fellow Aussie Darren Hayes’ own in his Savage Garden days, but without the ‘90s schmaltz.

Moving into ‘Deep Blue’, Lewis goes into more soulful territory, almost Glass Animals-esque with falsetto and twinkly synths but without the fanciful storylines. His words feel less like lyrics and more like a sensual poem set to music: “Touch is right / Skin to skin / We all want, felt within / Tides are high / Further sure / Deep blue, with you”. Incredibly, it’s only been 10 minutes or so, and we’re already at the end of the EP with ‘Push’. The lyrics suggest conflict between our lovers but should you choose to focus on the sweeping vocals and dreamy melody, you sense there’s more than a glimmer of positivity for these two. Yes, life isn’t always perfect, but optimism in our difficult world is more than welcome.

Describing the record, Lewis says, “…here are some different stories of love, strength, moving on and also appreciating who is around. Also sneaky moments of hope for new love and what it can be like.” ‘Together Apart’ as a whole is a chill, blissed-out set of songs, leaving you wanting more and hoping that a debut album from the Aussie is just around the bend.

9/10

‘Together Apart’, Aussie Benji Lewis’ new EP, is out now. You can stream the entire release below. To read my review of his official SXSW 2018 performance at St. David’s Historic Sanctuary, which described to Run the Trap as “a stand out favourite” and “Everything about that night, loved it.”, go here.

 

Video of the Moment #2891: Calvin Harris feat. Sam Smith

 
By on Thursday, 6th September 2018 at 6:00 pm
 

Scottish dance giant Calvin Harris‘s latest new tune stars fellow hitmaker Sam Smith on vocals. The song in question, ‘Promises’, now has its own music video. It was directed by Harris’ longtime collaborator Emil Nava and was filmed “in a gritty downtown warehouse-turned-dancing-paradise”. As one might expect for a dance floor banger, it gets the dancing-inclined out on the floor, specifically in this promo some prime voguers. You know, those people who you see at clubs, oozing with so much charisma you just can’t look away when they take all of the attention in the room. In this video, we even get a few twirls from and closeups of Smith himself! Watch it below. ‘Promises’ is out now on from Columbia Records. Catch our past coverage on Calvin Harris and Sam Smith here on TGTF through this and this link, respectively.

 
 
 

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